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Deep tech startup MATSUKO and European telcos partner to develop holographic presence
Published: 28-09-2022 | 09:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
European telecom operators Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone, together with the deep tech startup MATSUKO, have conducted a pilot to make holographic calls easy.


TDK Ventures invests in XCOM Labs' vision for a high-speed wireless future
Published: 25-05-2022 | 14:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TDK Corporation announced that subsidiary TDK Ventures, has invested in wireless communications disruptor XCOM Labs to expedite the development of their 5G and wireless communications solutions.


A5G Networks startup announces funding from Bharat Innovation Fund to accelerate growth
Published: 24-05-2022 | 16:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
A5G Networks, a player in Distributed and Autonomous 5G Core Network Software for private and public networks, announced an investment by Bharat Innovation Fund, a deeptech focused venture capital fund in India.


Israeli network security startup OneLayer steps out of stealth with $8.2m seed round to protect private 5G networks
Published: 16-03-2022 | 12:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OneLayer, a pioneer in securing private LTE/5G networks for enterprises, announced its launch out of stealth along with an $8.2 million seed funding round led by Grove Ventures and Viola Ventures.


AT&T joins Ericsson's 5G Startup Program to develop new consumer technology
Published: 22-02-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AT&T has joined Ericsson's Startup 5G program, a 5G innovation collaboration driven by Ericsson's ConsumerLab that assists communications service providers (CSPs) with commercialization and monetization of 5G.


PHYTunes startup closes $1.5m seed round to develop solution for full 5G inside residential, commercial buildings
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PHYTunes, a player in 5G at the Edge and wireless-wireline convergence, announced it has close its seed round of $1.5 million with investors Deutsche Telekom´s hub:raum.


Korean space tech startup CONTEC gears up to transform space technology
Published: 31-08-2021 | 13:00:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CONTEC, a Korean startup gearing up to transform the space sector, is working towards providing holistic solutions required for downstream data transmitted by satellites.


[Startup Interview] Dylan Pfeil, Co-Founder, Business Solutions Centre, South Africa
Published: 16-08-2021 | 13:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Business Solutions Centre is a South African-based telecommunication startup that has embraced a business model of providing a one-stop shop for all digital needs of clients.


Kenyan startup Ajua, MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs
Published: 15-03-2021 | 16:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital e-Commerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.


African startup StarNews Mobile launches incubator for South African youths interested in digital film
Published: 01-02-2021 | 14:23:41 | By: Pie Kamau
StarNews Mobile launched its grassroots Youth Initiative incubator in partnership with Solutions on Point to empower young individuals interested in the digital film industry in South Africa.


Orange launches venture capital arm, allocates €350 million
Published: 12-01-2021 | 16:29:44 | By: Bob Koigi
Orange has announced that its venture capital arm, Orange Ventures has become a separate legal entity with an increased allocation of 350 million euros.


Italy responds to pandemic with 53 innovative startups at 2021 CES
Published: 11-01-2021 | 14:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Against the backdrop of the worst public health crisis in more than a century, the Italian Trade Agency will introduce a new generation of technology startups at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) All Digital from January 11 to 14.


54gene, Kobo360, myFanPark, Sokowatch among 12 startups to win AppsAfrica Awards 2020
Published: 16-12-2020 | 15:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
54gene, Kobo360, myFanPark and Sokowatch have been named among the 12 winners of AppsAfrica Awards 2020. The awards celebrates the best startups in mobile and tech from across Africa.


African startup StarNews Mobile secures first funding from Investisseurs & Partenaires
Published: 15-12-2020 | 14:34:32 | By: Pie Kamau
African startup StarNews Mobile, specialized in the field of mobile video, achieved its first fundraising with Investisseurs & Partenaires, a pioneering impact investing group dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Mobility technology startup Ettifos unveils world's first SDR-based 5G NR V2X solution
Published: 09-12-2020 | 15:38:44 | By: Pie Kamau
Ettifos, a U.S.-based connected mobility technology startup, released the world's first software-based 5G NR V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything). Ettifos' technology eclipses that of Qualcomm, the world's largest communication chipset company, by about one year.


South Africa's MetroFibre Networx completes new capital raise from AIIM and STOA
Published: 18-11-2020 | 11:25:26 | By: Pie Kamau
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Africa’s infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a minority equity stake in MetroFibre Networx, a South African open access fibre network operator.


Tech startup Cellwize secures $32m Series B financing to expand its global footprint
Published: 10-11-2020 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cellwize, a global leader in mobile network automation and orchestration, announced a $32 million Series B funding round in its parent company, Cellwize Wireless Technologies, led by Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.


Mastercard co-innovates with 10 new fintechs to reshape the future of commerce
Published: 10-11-2020 | 07:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its startup engagement program, Start Path, to scale the future of commerce.


German environmental IoT startup Dryad raises €1.8m for ultra-early wildfire detection system
Published: 07-10-2020 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Environmental IoT startup Dryad Networks has secured seed funding of €1.8 million to develop a large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires - the Internet of Trees.


Swisscom, Ericsson and Qualcomm join forces to find world's most innovative 5G startups
Published: 28-09-2020 | 15:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Switzerland's telecommunications and IT company Swisscom is joining forces with Ericsson and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH to identify the world's most innovative startups and research teams working on 5G applications.


Finish startup ICEYE raises $87m to accelerate growth of its SAR satellite constellation
Published: 22-09-2020 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ICEYE, a SAR data provider, announced the closing of a larger than planned $87 million Series C funding, led by return investor True Ventures, with a significant additional investment by OTB Ventures.


[Startup Interview] Marthinus Coetzee, CEO, iPTT Africa, South Africa
Published: 22-09-2020 | 11:02:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Iptt africa (pty) Limited, a South African telecommunications startup, solves the communication problems faced by many businesses and organizations in Africa through its italkptt platform that allows businesses to communicate from anywhere in Africa to anywhere in the world. The CEO Marthinus Coetzee elaborates.


Fintech startup KodyPay raises £1.8m to transform payments industry
Published: 17-09-2020 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London based fintech startup KodyPay, raised £1.8 million to transform the payments industry, allowing users to pay for goods in-store without queueing thereby making shopping a prompt and effortless process.


Swedish startup Voi steps up its safety game with next generation scooter
Published: 25-08-2020 | 15:07:30 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish startup Voi unveiled its safest ever scooter model - Voiager 4 - the world’s first sharing scooter with indicators, allowing riders to alert other road users.


Health startup BuddyCheque inks deal with Select Ortho to enhance employee, customer safety
Published: 24-08-2020 | 15:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health startup BuddyCheque has joined forces with Select Ortho to ensure that their employees and customers remain safe during COVID-19.


German computer vision startup Segmentive closes €2m seed round to breakthrough whole-body mobile segmentation
Published: 06-08-2020 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Deep-tech computer vision startup Segmentive closed final funds in €2m seed round in a bid to deliver whole-body video segmentation, in real-time and on mobile.


British startup Planet Smart City partners with UN-Habitat on slum upgrading initiatives in Kenya
Published: 03-08-2020 | 15:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
British startup Planet Smart City has joined forces with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat to provide digital tools, community management and social innovation to help improve lives in informal settlements in Kenya.


Go Ignite partners seek 5G use cases in global call for startups
Published: 24-07-2020 | 12:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Following the success of its previous global calls for startups, Go Ignite, an alliance of four leading global telcos, has launched Go Ignite: 5G Open Call for Startups to engage startups or venture capital-backed companies.


UK startup NumberEight raises $2.3m seed round from Nauta Capital to predict consumer behaviour
Published: 08-07-2020 | 15:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
NumberEight, a contextual intelligence platform for mobile devices that predicts consumer context to deliver the right content at the right time, has closed a $2.3 million seed round led by Nauta Capital.


Nigerian fintech startup Wallets Africa raises undisclosed amount for African expansion
Published: 01-07-2020 | 15:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian fintech startup Wallets Africa has raised an undisclosed amount of funding to expand its operations and continue its quest to become Africa’s foremost borderless digital payments platform.


[Startup Interview] Anton Janovsky, Founder, Giga Technology, South Africa
Published: 30-06-2020 | 13:11:36 | By: Bob Koigi
Giga Technology is a South African telecommunications startup involved in the manufacture and export of a host of communication technologies across Africa and Europe.


Orange Ventures launches MEA Seed Challenge to finance entrepreneurs of seed startups in Middle East and Africa
Published: 04-06-2020 | 14:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Orange Ventures launched the MEA Seed Challenge to give entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East the means to launch and develop their business.


Guinea startup Tulip Industries designs tablet to diagnose Covid-19 symptoms
Published: 29-05-2020 | 13:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
To contribute to the collective effort to fight against the new coronavirus, Guinean startup Tulip Industries has designed a tablet that is able to identify Covid-19 symptoms.


[Startup Interview] Lwazi Nongauza, Executive Director, BTN Mobile, South Africa
Published: 02-08-2019 | 12:42:00 | By: Bas Vlugt
BTN Mobile is a South African digital telecommunications network that seeks to revolutionize the telecommunications landscape in the country and beyond while bridging the digital divide by making ICT services available to the underserved at a reasonable rate